Mother Nature made our
bodies so that they can make new cells every day of our lives. It is
very important that our glands put out the right enzymes and
hormones to regulate and keep our bodies healthy. Without the proper
amount of sulfur or MSM in our system, we cannot produce good,
healthy cells. We can get this essential nutritional sulfur from
some of our foods: milk, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish, but we
lose most of this absolutely important mineral by heating, drying
and processing our food. When our system is deficient in MSM, our
bodies cannot make enough good cells to overcome the effects of the
bad cells. We then are subject to various illnesses, aches, pains
and allergies until we correct the problem with good healthy cells.
The body wants to heal itself, if it can get the proper nourishment.
We all need a little extra MSM each day for good health! The body
uses up 1/8 teaspoon of MSM each day during resting time alone.
Active bodies or ailing bodies need more. If you really want to feel
good and normal Again...Try MSM!
WHAT CAN MSM DO FOR
Scientists don’t yet know
precisely the normal functions of MSM in the human body. At the
Oregon Health Sciences University there have been many observations
of what MSM can achieve in the way of health and well-being when
taken as a dietary supplement in doses of 250 to 750 milligrams per
day. The following are some conditions helped by MSM.: 1. Response
to allergies. Oral MSM has alleviated the allergic response to
pollen and to foods. The anti-allergic property of MSM is on par
with or better than traditional antihistaminic preparations. 2.
Control of hyperacidity. Patients who have used antacids and
histamine receptor antagonists to control hyperacidity can employ
MSM with excellent results. 3. Control of constipation. Patients
with chronic constipation have had prompt and continuing relief with
a daily supplement of 100 to 500 mgs of MSM orally.
WHERE IS MSM FOUND?:
MSM is an abbreviation for ‘methyl-sulfonyl-methane’, and is an
organic form of sulfur. Unlike the yellow sulfur found near natural
hot springs, the white sulfur in MSM is bound to an organic
molecule, thus rendering it bioavailable for living creatures. MSM
is a metabolite of DMSO, and both MSM and DMSO transfer sulfur
through the global sulfur cycle. Sulfur originates from
phytoplankton in the ocean, then evaporates into the air and is
incorporated in the clouds, then falls to earth in raindrops, and
finally is absorbed by plants. The MSM we ingest in fresh fruits,
vegetables, and milk contributes essential sulfur for the synthesis
of connective tissue, enzymes and immunoglobulin. Sulfur is an
important element in the formation and good health of hair and
nails. Fine food-grade MSM is commercially available. Vegetables
long known for their health benefits, such as garlic and onion,
contain significant amounts of MSM. Much of this MSM found in
plants, however, is lost in even the most minimal processing and
handling. An example of this is found in the agricultural world.
Fresh alfalfa contains measurable quantities of MSM, whereas it is
almost non-detectable in dried hay. The potential benefits of MSM
WHAT ABOUT TOXICITY?:
MSM is rated as one of the least toxic substances in biology,
similar in toxicity to water. Common table salt is much more toxic
than MSM. The lethal dose, LD5O,of MSM for mice is over 20 g/kg of
body weight. When MSM was administered orally to human volunteers,
no toxic effects were observed at intake levels up to 1 gm/kg of
body weight per day for 30 days. Intravenous injections of 0.5 gm/kg
daily for five days per week produced no measurable toxicity in
human subjects. MSM has been widely tested as a food ingredient
without any reports of allergic reactions. An unpublished Oregon
Health Sciences University study of the long term toxicity of MSM
over a period of six months shows no toxic effects. More than 12,000
patients have been treated at the Oregon Health Sciences University
with MSM at levels above 2 grams daily with no serious toxicity.
WHAT CAN MSM DO FOR
US? The following are conditions common to man,which may be
improved by supplementing with MSM:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: Disease and injuries often cause our body's
cells to become inflamed or deteriorated. MSM relieves inflammation
and allows our body to repair damaged cells. The anti-inflammatory
properties of MSM effectively combat the pain commonly associated
with arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and spinal disc injury. By
reducing inflammation, MSM improves the flow of blood through
damaged areas of the body, thereby facilitating the healing process
while reducing discomfort. Athletes often use MSM to relieve the
pain of strained muscles or overextended joints.
RESTORATIVE: MSM has been shown to soften scar tissue, often
causing the damaged tissue to shrink in size or disappear
completely. The restorative properties of MSM are effective on both
external scars, such as burns or stretch marks, as well as internal
scarring. With chronic pulmonary disorders such as emphysema, asthma
or bronchitis, MSM softens the scar tissue to allow easier passage
of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
MSM helps to make the cell walls more permeable which increases
circulation. By increasing circulation there is less build up of
pressure and in effect less pain. Taking MSM regularly will help
maintain good circulation and low pressure.
Emphysema is not caused by smoking. But the smoking burns the
tissues in the lungs so that the cells are dying faster than the
body is able to replace them with new cells. When cells are dying in
a hurry and you're not giving your body enough building materials,
you start losing the flexibility in the lungs and they tear. If this
happens too often, and you still don't provide the necessary
building materials, you start to build a type of scar tissue. MSM
gives your body the building materials it needs to make good
flexible cells and strong lungs with the ability to expand and
PAIN AND INFLAMMATION:
MSM works on pain. Think of a cell as a balloon full of water, but
instead of rubber it's protein. When the protein is tough the water
pressure inside the cell can become much greater than the water
pressure outside the cell, and this causes inflammation or inflating
of the cell. This is where pain comes from. Aspirin shuts the nerve
off, but the cell is still damaged. MSM affects the protein so that
the water freely flows through the cell wall, taking toxins out and
getting more nutrition in. This is why a person with Emphysema and
Asthma experience immediate relief. The cell flexibility enables
more oxygen and nutrition to get inside the cell.
SUNBURN : The MSM
helps to make all of the new cells flexible and permeable. This
allows the skin to stretch with movement and prevents pain and
blistering by flushing the toxins and other fluids regularly.
MSM is a bio-available
source of nutritional sulfur. It is intended for nutritional use
only and no therapeutic claims are made or implied.